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2018/09/20 | Jerome Alan Cohen

'Xinjiang Initiative' Unites Scholars in Opposition to Suppression of Uyghur Identity

Scholars are rallying together to call attention to the terrible suppression of more than a million Uyghurs in Xinjiang.

2018/06/20 | East Asia Forum

OPINION: China Leverages a Lexicon of Terror to Crush Dissent in Xinjiang

Since 9/11, Beijing has used trumped up threats of terrorism to justify the development of a high-tech security state in Xinjiang

2018/04/04 | Dr. James M. Dorsey

Fearing Violence, China Cracks Down on Uyghur Identity Worldwide

Said a Chinese official, 'You can’t uproot all the weeds hidden among the crops in the field one by one — you need to spray chemicals to kill them all.'

2018/02/13 | Dr. James M. Dorsey

Uyghur Extraditions Reveal China's Growing Surveillance State

China's concern about growing Uyghur unrest has led to Orwellian measures being imposed on Xinjiang and elsewhere.

2018/01/30 | TNL Staff

BOOK EXCERPT: How Taiwan Changed a Xinjiang Mother

My mom’s trip to Taiwan was a major turning point in her life, opening up a new travel-obsessed chapter. In her old pictures she’d be looking askance, lips shut, not a trace of a smile. Now she looks right at the camera, mouth wide in a smile. She even throws up a peace sign every now and then.

2017/06/22 | Claude Arpi

Can China Win the Hearts and Minds of its 'Minorities'?

“In recent months they have intensified their efforts to stifle the Islamic identity of Xinjiang’s ethnic Uighurs, fearful that any public display of their religious belief could morph into militancy.”

2017/06/21 | Kuan Chen

VOICES: 'We Are Not Extremists' - Activists Talk Chinese Suppression

'We are not radical Islamists. We are not extremists or terrorists. China is driving us into a corner. That’s why some people fight back.'

2017/06/14 | Ben Hillman

Dangerous Games: China’s Ethnic Policies in Xinjiang

New naming regulations are designed to curtail 'religious fervor.' But the ruling also targets Uyghur nationalism, which is often conflated with Islamic extremism in China.